Skiddle Recommends: The best events to attend in January 2024

All of Skiddle’s biggest and best events in January 2024, all in one place. Grab your tickets in the boxes provided start the new year right!

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 5th Jan 2024

Happy New Year! We hope you're still not nursing a hangover from your big NYE sessions, but if so, what may help is a reminder that with a New Year, comes a whole new range of events and opportunities to have an epic night courtesy of Skiddle! That's right, we're back with our first edition of Skiddle Recommends 2024 for January, so you can start your year off with a bang at some epic events!

In this months Skiddle Recommends we've got a whole bunch of raves and parties across the country, so you hardcore lot don't have to slow down for even a second; a huge range of funny bone-bruising comedy for those of you doing dry January and not wanting a huge event (although for those of you that aren't, you can definitely still drink); as well as some of the very best touring bands tearing up a whole range of venues, including a few very special shows for Independent Venue Week. Basically, however you fancy starting your year, Skiddle will have something to satiate the craving.  

So, don't let the first month of 2024 pass you by without some unforgettable memories. Check out the list below and secure your tickets for these amazing events, all available for purchase on Skiddle!   



30 Years of V: Birmingham

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: XOYO in Birmingham

Brought to you by Broken Minds, V Recordings & Weird Science, comes this epic celebration of one of the most illustrious Drum and Bass labels of all time. Since the '90s, V Recordings has consistently been at the forefront of the genre - particularly during its earlier days - and this celebration at the end of the month looks set to be an amalgamation of all the biggest and best the label has produced. 

With sets from label bosses Bryan Gee (an interview with whom, in which he revealed the 6 times he thinks V changed the face of Drum and Bass, you can find - here) and Jumpin Jack Frost, to a 2-two-hour B2B with genre heavyweights Randall and Dillinja, to a whole host of other stomping bassy grooves, this night in Birmingham looks set to be among the very best on sale on Skiddle in Jan, grab tickets below!


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Ravers Reunited January Sales

When: Friday 26th January 2024

Where: Lexis Nightclub in Mansfield

Kicking off the New Year with a return to Club Lexis in Mansfield, the last event of which was a sellout, this Annual Payback Party from Ravers Reunited, with cheap tickets and heavy grooves, is looking set to be an absolute doozy. With a musical emphasis on Hardcore & Hardstyle, this one cannot be missed for those of you who like the boogie to be at a higher BPM. Whilst full details are not yet out, secure your ticket early below so as not to miss out, as it may be too late when they do!


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Chris Moyles 90's Hangover w/ Toploader, Dodgy, Bez & Rowetta

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: Albert Hall in Manchester

JBM Music are back with another unmissable and unforgettable 90s event, this time at Albert Hall in Manchester on Saturday, January 27th. Headlining this 90s Hangover will be a smattering of icons from the era, with none other than radio legend Chris Moyles and fellow 90s greats Toploader, Dodgy, and Happy Mondays members Bez and Rowetta.

Expect plenty of colourful sounds, big productions, and glorious memories at the historic Albert Hall, this is a unique celebration of all things 90s that will sell out, so get your tickets now!


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Whitney Queen Of The Night

When: Friday 19th January 2024

Where: Rainton Arena in Houghton-le-Spring 

Direct from The West End, Whitney – Queen Of The Night is back for 2024 and is coming to Rainton Arena, celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with a sensational cast and stunning live band. This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”

Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits this will be an unmissable evening and experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show. Click the link below and secure your seats!


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Live Forever

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: O2 Forum Kentish Town in London

Calling all bucket hat wearers, parka purveyors, and Britpop connoisseurs, of past and present; After a three-year hiatus, the 'Live Forever' Tribute Festival is making a triumphant return to the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

This year's line-up is teeming with top-tier tributes to iconic British bands including Oasis (Definitely Oasis), Blur (Blur2), Pulp (Pulp'd), New Order (True Order), Happy Mondays (Happy Mondaze), The Stone Roses. and The Sea Horses (The John Squire Experience), this is an epic opportunity to revel in nostalgia and relive the magic of these legendary performances. Grab tickets below!


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The CCC with Dan Nightingale 13th Jan '24

When: Saturday 13th January 2024

Where: St Marys Creative Space in Chester

The Comedians Club Chester is one of the best new comedy clubs in the North West. Laughter pours out of the incredible converted church that is St Mary's Creative Space for one Saturday every month and the gigs are hosted by one half of the Have A Word Podcast, Dan Nightingale. With this one being the last of 2023.

This time around, Dan will be joined by the Mancunian rising star Harry Stachini; the one-man-band musical comedy machine, Duncan Oakley; with the effortlessly hilarious Canadian legend that is Glenn Wool headlining. It's going to be a cracker in the New Year in Chester, grab your tickets now! 


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Under 18's Rave - Ayr - Oakzy B x Lugzy x MC Tiny

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: Venue38 in Ayr

If you're a Scot who's not yet old enough to head and and rave among the masses, but you still want to get your groove on this month, then look no further. Two giants of the Scottish Rave scene: Twisted and I Am A Raver, are joining forces for one night only in Ayr with Scotland's three biggest MCs!

LUGZY, Oakzy B, DJ Zitkus will be spitting over some massive Hardcore, Hardstyle, and Hard Dance beats and you can get your steps in before heading out to the big leagues. Just remember, there is a strictly no alcohol policy here, with a breathalyzer on entry; but if you stick to the rules, this will be an epic night that will be a core memory at the end of your youth!


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Flowdan [LIVE]


When: Thursday 25th January 2024

Where: Meraki in Liverpool

Arguably the biggest grime rapper in the game right now, Flowdan, is making his live debut at Meraki, an intimate little venue in Liverpool this month; a serious night for any grime fans and spitting enthusiasts in the North West. 

Whether it's his MCing in Rumble by Fred Again.. and Skrillex; the recent blow-up success of Baddadan by Chase & Status and Bou; or maybe even from his earlier work with garage collective Pay As U Go or grime group Roll Deep, Flowdan is a certified boss of the genre at this point. 

Don't miss out, and grab your tickets below!


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Bedlam ft Hybrid Minds, Kanine, Sota & More

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: O2 Academy in Bournemouth

For fans of the hard and heavy beats of DnB and Jungle, there are few events in the whole of January that come in touching distance of this aptly named Bedlam Night in Bournemouth. They are truly kicking 2024 off with both barrels firing as Hybrid Minds, Kanine, Sota, Charlie Tee, and so many more serious spinners coming to the O2 Academy for a night of... well, Bedlam!

Tickets for this one are flying off the shelves and are on their last release, so make sure to sweep in and pick up yours ASAP as this one will be selling out very soon!


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Hardstyle Superheroes: Gunz For Hire

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: O2 Academy in Glasgow

Back by popular demand with their Baddest on the Block Tour, Dutch hardstyle duo, Gunz For Hire are coming to Glasgow. Ran-D & Adaro always deliver frantic scenes, frequently witnessed by hardstyle-fanatics, who freak out as they suffer audio overload at the hands of our two sound assassins.

This will be a wicked night of heavy sound annihilation courtesy of Hardstyle Heroes and Gunz For Hire, grab your tickets below so as not to miss out!


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Ed Night: Rise And Smile

When: Thursday 25th January 2024

Where: Hare And Hounds Kings Heath in Birmingham

Crazy underrated comedian, and Instagram sketch extraordinaire, Ed Night, is on his debut tour with an hour of new stand-up that is causing many a bruised funny bone up and down the country. An Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, The Times Pick of the Fringe, The Scotsman Critics' Pick of the Fringe, as well as being seen on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, ABC Australia, BBC2, BBC3, and so much more. This night at the Hare and Hounds will have you busting a gut in a giggle, grab tickets now!


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Cirque Du Soul: Newcastle // The Road to El Dorado Festival

When: Friday 26th January 2024

Where: NX Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne

After a sold-out show in November Cirque Du Soul returns to Newcastles Iconic NX and this time around they will be bringing their Lost Ruins production with them, transforming NX into a mythical jungle playground. Discover the lost ruins of the golden city buried deep in the undergrowth and uncover the rave within!

With 2 rooms of music, Jungle-themed decorations, El Dorado Festival giveaways, C02 Jets, Sparks and Confetti, and 2000+ Ravers dancing to the sounds of Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, House, UKG and Disco across the night; it's gonna be a belter. Grab tickets below!


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Bingo Lingo - Liverpool

When: Friday 26th January 2024

Where: Camp And Furnace in Liverpool

Liverpool's biggest Friday night! Right at the heart of the Baltic Triangle, Camp and Furnace brings the illustrious night of the silliest Bingo in the country, right to you. Led by their hilarious hosts and stage performers, you’ll be playing Bingo for amazing and equally sh*t prizes whilst uncontrollably dancing the night away to all your favourite nostalgic hits! It's a banger of a night that ALWAYS sells out so grab your tickets below now!


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Chris Stussy Shangri-La


When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: Depot in Cardiff

Chris Stussy makes his Welsh debut at Cardiff’s beloved Depot, one of the best venues in the city

Stussy, your 25th most-searched artist in 2023, is a Dutch DJ and producer influenced by early house, jazz, disco, and more, released his track All Night Long in May, earning over a million streams before it had been released. 

This one’s not quite on sale yet - tickets will be available Thursday at 10am. More of a day party, this one brings the heat from 3pm to 11pm on the last Saturday in January. Fight off those January blues and secure your tickets below... At 10am, of course.  


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HIT & RUN: No Phone Zone

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: Hidden in Manchester

In the spirit of trying something new, the team over at Hit & Run wanted to try a night where people didn't record and just experienced it in the moment, that's where No Phone Zone comes in. With every single room across the three floors of Hidden in Manchester, seeping with the sweat of satisfied ravers, and ebbing and flowing to the sounds of a serious selection of DJs, spinning a top selection of Drum and Bass, Dubstep, and Jungle; this night looks set to take things back to the heyday of raving, with everyone focused on the music and the moment.

If that sounds like a bit of you, grab your tickets below and experience the first edition! 


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Independent Venue Week- Andrew Cushin Acoustic Set

When: Wednesday 31st January 2024

Where: The Garrison in Barnsley

Geordie indie extraordinaire, Andrew Cushin has a true penchant for enchanting vocals and heartfelt lyricism that is becoming increasingly rare in the modern indie scene, and this acoustic night in Barnsley, courtesy of Independent Venue Week, is not one to miss!

From working with Noel Gallagher on one of his latest singles to supporting some of the biggest names in the business, the singer/songwriter from the toon is both vastly talented and incredibly charming and thrives in an acoustic setting. Don't miss out on a truly special gig, and get yourself down to Barnsley this month!


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Laugh Train Home Ft Fern Brady

When: Wednesday 10th January 2024

Where: The Four Thieves in London

For over a decade, we have been bringing you the best UK and international comedians, Laugh Train Home is known for hilarious comedy nights, a fun atmosphere and a bit of the unexpected, and this time around, arguably the funniest woman in the whole of Scotland (no easy feat), Fern Brady is coming to The Four Thieves to bring the laughs.

With her self-deprecating and brutally honest style, Fern leaves it all on the table, and her comedy is riotously funny for it; grab your tickets now, they're only £9! A bargain for the quality of comedy on show!  


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PRTY Presents CARV + Alex Farell

When: Friday 26th January 2024

Where: SWG3 in Glasgow

PRTY and SWG3 is a combination of pure Scottish ecstasy that never, ever, disappoints, and for the iconic label and venue's first collab of 2024 (we're sure the first of many), they'll be bringing a stacked bill to the Glaswegian surrounds as CARV and Alex Farrell headline with support from DKEN & Craaig.

The masked hard-techno/hardstyle DJ from Germany will be bringing some serious heat. So we reckon you need to grab them tickets already, don't you?


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The Vintage Explosion

When: Friday 26th January 2024

Where: Belfast Empire in Belfast

Catch this chance to see viral sensations The Vintage Explosion live before they go global! You will be transported back in time for a fine night

The band, who’ve already earned themselves three number-one albums on the iTunes Worldwide Blues Chart and a top ten on the US Billboard Blues Charts, come to some fantastic venues this year, and we think this one at the stunning Belfast Empire is hard to miss. Rod Stewart said about them, “This guy… The Vintage Explosion is the best white soul singer I've ever heard,” and we can trust his opinion now can't we? Grab tickets below! 


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The Comedy Cabaret - Glasgow - Saturday Night Show

When: Saturday 27th January 2024

Where: The Comedy Cabaret Glasgow Blackfriars Of Bell St in Glasgow

Three or more Top UK Comedians, including award-winners and TV acts, perform in this awesome back-to-back variety show at Blackfriars Of Bell St, with new line-ups every single week. This one at the end of the month features Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and BBC Scot Squad star – Rob Kane; the wild and energetic Billy Kirkwood; and more that are not yet announced to the venue.

Premium Seating with drinks and a table in the front section are available, grab tickets below!


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Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.